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Old 12-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #17
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EPA mileage is tested based on two profiles of starts, stops, accelerations and cruise periods. Cars being tested must use these profile exactly. Most manufacturers of economy cars are designing to some extent to get best mileage in these profiles so they can get the coveted 40 mpg sticker, what educators call "teaching to the test". It is possible that Hyundai was just better at teaching to the test than Ford. But the real world doesn't always match the test.
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